UPE News Update

February 26, 2021

Word of the Week: Resilience

We can learn a lot from trees (and each other) this year. When the winds of change cause us to bend, it is our resilience that allows us to persevere in the face of further adversity. It’s a great word to reflect on during this time when we’ve all had to rely on our own inner strength. Additionally, when the resilience of others falter, it’s our empathy for them that allow us to rally to their side and help them remember their own inner stretch. Together, we build resilience.

Enjoy this video and a big thanks to 6th Graders Elisa and Mary for their help with this week’s skit!


Bullying vs Conflict (and what to do)

Please enjoy this video addressing the difference between Bullying and Conflict, and how to handle both when the time comes. While conflict presents an opportunity for conflict resolution and restoring relationships, bullying needs to be reported when it is either a repeated behavior or presents an emotional or physical safety concern. If you would like to reach out, please email me at swilson@mssd14.org or call 719-685-2209.

Stephanie Wilson

School Counselor

Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1alwE-kiy7w_OHw4dwaH-_uG6qukTJRGA/view

Art Walk

4th Grade "Moonlight Fox"

6th Grade Builds Water Filters

6th grade met with an engineer to learn about the different types on engineering and the design process. Students then created a water filter with materials that would be accessible to them on a backpacking trip.
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100 WC Writing Contest Winner!

Congratulations to 5th Grader Alazar Berry for winning this past week’s 100 WC Global Writing Showcase! Here is his winning 100 word entry:


By Alazar on Feb 10, 2021

This was the day I had been waiting for, I rolled my new gleaming yellow bike into the street and started riding it. I had longed for this bike for months, and now it was mine. As I began riding, I heard the faint growl of dogs. My stomach dropped as I turned around and saw a pack coming after me. The pit in my stomach grew even larger when I heard my tire pop! Knowing the dogs would catch me. I abandoned my bike, tied it to a post and vowed to return for it when it was safe.

Mask Reminder

Please remember to sent your student to school with a mask. All bus riders must have a mask on when entering the bus!

It’s almost time to apply for Preschool for the 2021-2022 school year!

*Applications accepted beginning Friday, March 5th*

We have a limited capacity for 15 children in our preschool class, so we will be filling those spots first to in-district children prioritizing children with special needs along with considerations such as balancing girl/boy ratio, age ratio, risk factors, etc. There is no enrollment guarantee, as preschool is currently an optional program.Out-of-district applicants will be placed on a waiting list and notified in August if there is space available.

Your child must be 3 or 4 by September 1st and must be fully potty trained.

You will need to fill out an enrollment application as well as provide a copy of your child’s birth certificate, immunization record, and $25 deposit. All items may be turned in to the school office beginning March 5th. *Applications will not be accepted before this date, and an application is not considered complete until all documentation and deposit requested is turned in to the school.

Please check out important information about our Preschool program on our website. You may pick up an application in the school office or download one from our website. https://www.mssd14.org/cms/one.aspx?portalId=57448&pageId=14777553

You may choose to apply online via Google Form as well. Link below:


For more information, call 685-2227 / or email lgrieb@mssd14.org

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